SOUTH PLIAGE, Ind. –No. 10 Notre Dame travels to Milwaukee, Wis., to take on regional foe Marquette at Valley Fields. The game is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 9. The match will be broadcast on the Marquette Athletic YouTube channel.
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin | valley fields
Schedule: April 12 — 5 p.m. ET
Live statistics: UND.com
Twitter updates: @NDlacrosse
For a more in-depth look at the match – Game Notes: Notre Dame
THE MARQUETTE SERIES
• Tuesday will be the 10th meeting of all time between Notre Dame and Marquette.
• The Irish hold a 9-0 series lead, including a 2-0 mark when they play Marquette.
• The most recent game in the series came last season, with Notre Dame winning 10-3 at Arlotta Stadium. Liam Entenmann put in one of his best performances of his career, making 18 saves while allowing just three goals. The Irish attack was led by Pat Kavanagh, who finished with one goal and five assists.
LAST TIME OUT
• The Irish picked up a big ACC road win over No.10/15 Duke, beating the Blue Devils 16-15 at Koskinen Stadium.
• The 16 goals is the most goals the Irish have ever scored against Duke in the all-time series.
• Pat Kavanagh led Notre Dame’s attack with seven points on three goals and four assists.
• Freshman Will Lynch had the best performance of his young career in point, posting career highs in game wins (19), ground balls (11), goals (1) and aids (1).
THE KAVANAGH BROTHERS
• Pat Kavanagh became the fourth Tewaaraton finalist in the program’s history in 2021 and his brother Chris joined the 2022 squad as a striker.
• Pat currently leads the team in points (40), goals (17) and assists (23). He’s tied for second in turnovers caused (9) and ground balls (29) while Chris is second in goals (15) and third in points (20).
• Both brothers have lined up on 11 goals this season, with one assisting the other.
• In the 2022 season opener, Pat and Chris had 14 points on eight goals and six assists, despite each playing less than half time.
• The Kavanaghs had 13 points in the resounding victory over Syracuse. Pat had nine points (3G, 6A) and Chris added four (2G, 2A).
• In just 12 games during the 2021 season, Pat became the ND single-season assist record holder, overtaking older brother Matt (33) for the record. Matt’s 33 assist season came in an 18-game 2014 season.
• Of the five Tewaaraton finalists, Pat led the group in assists per game (3.17), ground balls (35) and turnovers (9).
• Pat’s 38 assists in 12 games ranked third in the NCAA and led the ACC in assists per game with an average of 3.17.
• In the final game of the 2021 regular season, Pat broke the single-game points program record with 10 points showing five goals and five assists in the blowout win over No.9 Syracuse.
• The Irish lead the ACC in turnovers per game, averaging 10.12 per game.
• The Irish defense have suffered double-digit losses in six of their eight matches.
• Notre Dame recorded a season high with 14 turnovers caused against Georgetown on February 26.
• Jason Reynolds leads the Irish with 10 turnovers caused, while Matt Douglas and Pat Kavanagh have caused nine each.
• Notre Dame enters Tuesday’s game ranked first in the nation in freehand offense this season in terms of EMO efficiency.
• Ireland’s EMO unit have conceded 15 out of 22 chances (0.682) this season.
• Seven players combined have scored all 15 goals, with Jeffery Ricciardelli leading the team with four goals and Eric Dobson adding three. Pat Kavanagh, Wheaton Jackoboice and Chris Kavanagh each scored two team goals.
• Notre Dame has never been shy about setting an ambitious schedule and the 2022 slate is no different.
• Of Notre Dame’s 12 regular season opponents, seven are currently ranked in the top 20 in the USILA or Inside Lacrosse polls.
• Seven of Notre Dame’s first eight games have featured teams ranked in the USILA and Inside Lacrosse rankings at the time of the game, including three ranked in the top three.
• Notre Dame’s four losses have come against teams ranked in the top eight in this week’s polls.
THE JAKE TAYLOR GAME
• Junior forward Jake Taylor broke Notre Dame’s single-game goalscoring record in a game in his first career start against No. 18 Syracuse, scoring eight goals.
• The Denver, Colorado native scored four goals in the first quarter to help the Irish take a 9-0 lead after 15 minutes.
• Taylor surpassed the previous mark of seven goals which had occurred three times before for Notre Dame. Randy Colley (3/13/93 vs New Hampshire), Ryan Hoff (3/13/07 vs Drexel) and Matt Kavanagh (3/25/14 vs Ohio State) previously held the record.
• Taylor now has 13 goals in his Fighting Irish career and 12 on the season.
EVERYTHING IS CLEAR
• The Irish have been exceptional at clearing the ball this season, ranking fourth in the country with a 90.5 save percentage.
• Notre Dame went 16 for 16 against Duke, 24 for 27 in the win over Syracuse, 23 for 25 against Michigan, 25 for 25 against Maryland, 19 for 21 against Georgetown and 24 for -25 in the win against Detroit Mercy.
• On the other side, the Irish race held their opponents to just 79.4%, finishing 11th in the country.
CORRIGAN’S ALL-TIME DI PROGRAM TAKES LEADER
• With the win over No. 1 Duke on April 10, 2021, Baumer family men’s lacrosse coach Kevin Corrigan broke the NCAA record for most wins in an DI program with 311, surpassing Bob Shillinglaw (Delaware).
• Corrigan became just the third coach in NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse history to reach the 300 win mark at a single school with the win over Marquette on April 10, 2019.
• Corrigan is one of four active Division I managers to have reached the 300 career win mark.
• Corrigan is 327-172 overall in 36 seasons as a coach.
• The head coach is 317-157 in 34 seasons at Notre Dame.
• Corrigan is the longest serving men’s lacrosse coach at the DI level.